Burning Birds

Sanjeewa Pushpakumara/84 minutes/2015/Sri Lanka/Fiction

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 10:00 | CGV CINEMAS J-WALK

Synopsis

After an illegal militant group kills her husband, ordinary housewife, Kusum, does anything to support her eight children and her mother-in-law. However, there is not only a huge amount of work to do for a poor and powerless working class widow, but she also has to endure the contempt and surliness of a male-oriented society. She finally loses the last vestiges of dignity when she is driven to prostitution and in the end, she makes a truly extreme choice.

 

Setelah suaminya dibunuh oleh kelompok militan ilegal, seorang ibu rumah tangga biasa, Kusum, rela bekerja apa saja untuk memenuhi kebutuhan delapan anak dan ibu mertuanya. Walaupun demikian, tidak banyak pekerjaan yang tersedia untuk janda dari kelas pekerja yang miskin dan tidak berdaya sepertinya, pun ia harus bertahan menghadapi penghinaan dan kekejaman dari masyarakat patriarkal di sekitarnya. Ia kehilangan martabat terakhir yang bisa ia perjuangkan saat ia terjerumus ke prostitusi dan akhirnya membuat keputusan berat dalam hidupnya.

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Director

Sanjeewa Pushpakumara

Sanjeewa Pushpakumara

Director

Before Sanjeewa took art courses at several universities, he had worked as a journalist and television presenter. In 2007, he received a scholarship to take a film course in Korea and learn the Korean language. His short films Touch (2007) and Wings to Fly (2009) were screened successfully at the Youth New Wave International Film Festival in Sri Lanka. His latest film, Burning Birds (2016) received production support from Doha Film Institute and also post-production support from the Hubert Bals Fund and Cinémas du Monde.

 

Sebelum Sanjeewa mengambil mata kuliah seni di beberapa universitas, ia bekerja sebagai jurnalis dan presenter televisi. Tahun 2007 ia mendapatkan beasiswa untuk sekolah film dan bahasa di Korea. Film pendeknya Touch (2007) dan Wings to Fly (2009) sukses ditayangkan di Youth New Wave International Film Festival di Sri Lanka. Film terbarunya, Burning Birds (2016) menerima bantuan produksi dari Doha Film Institute dan bantuan pascaproduksi dari Hubert Bals Fund dan Cinémas du Monde.